Jul 7, 2006

No-one wants to be favourites, says Valdano

Twenty years after winning the FIFA World Cup with Argentina, Jorge Valdano remains a prominent figure in world soccer. A straight talker widely respected within the game, the erudite 50-year-old ex-striker has influenced an entire generation of soccer fans around the globe with a stream of thought-provoking books and articles.
Valdano took time to give his impressions on Germany 2006 and voice disappointment in the conservative approach favoured by three of the four remaining teams.

Among other things he says "As for Ronaldinho, I think he started slipping out of the role he normally occupies with Barcelona, and then he started losing the ball, and he's at his best when he is in possession ...." More.....

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